MARTINLOGAN IMPRESSION ESL 11A HYBRID ELECTROSTATIC LOUDSPEAKER

May 20, 2018 § Leave a comment

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“Whether or not you decide to use the optional PBK system, the Impression ESL 11A is one of the hidden secrets in the MartinLogan line-up. Some will miss this on the way to bigger speakers, but they shouldn’t. It’s a powerful, dynamic, musical fun maker with the usual MartinLogan characteristics of good imagery and great detail, but adds to that a relatively small footprint, and terrific integration between cones and panel. Factor in the benefit of subtle DSP room compensation and this electrostatic hybrid design comes extremely highly recommended!”

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Engström • Monica Preamplifier and Lars Mono Amplifiers Review

May 20, 2018 § Leave a comment

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“If the benefits of the analog original are really that apparent, how about resorting to LP? Comparing the Previn performance on LP to the CD version shows the same yawning chasm in quality that I’ve come to expect. The LP offers a deeper, broader and far more dimensional soundstage, richer colors, greater presence and a far greater dynamic range. It’s not so much that the LP goes louder, but it delivers more concentrated energy to greater musical effect. Comparing it to the Berglund recording again highlights just how clearly these amps differentiate between performers and performances. Berglund is hardly a shrinking violet, as witnessed by his EMI/BSO Sibelius cycle, but in this repertoire the Bournemouth simply can’t match the discipline and the resulting concentrated power and expressive contrast generated by the LSO, power that is essential to this piece.”

High End 2018 Munich: TotalDac – Video

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BEYERDYNAMIC WIRELESS AVENTHO ON-EAR HEADPHONES $500 REVIEW

May 19, 2018 § Leave a comment

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“In short, I love these headphones! Incredible sound quality, seamless Bluetooth functionality, great comfort and good noise isolation all combine into a truly new innovative product for Beyerdynamic. Cutting the chord so to speak and freeing up these headphones is a wonderful feature that make it hard to go back to wired headphones for when portability is a requirement. Don’t let the on-ear nature scare you as the comfort, noise isolation and resulting sound quality are all top notch and among the very best in the $500 wireless headphone market space. Throw in the fact that the folks at Beyerdynamic just know what sounds good and you have a real winner on your hands! If you are in the market for a portable pair of wireless headphones, you need to check these out right away.”

Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 Loudspeaker Review

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“The 705 S2 is a product that few companies would have the ability and resources to match. It’s also a wonderful case where a company’s claims for technical advances line up with listening impressions. Resonances are well controlled, and the speakers present a natural, extremely precise, and engaging soundfield. The sound is vividly present without edge or annoyance. Overall, the 705 S2s are both coherent and self-effacing.”

CARY AUDIO DMS-500 MUSIC STREAMER REVIEW

May 19, 2018 § Leave a comment

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“The feature set on this Cary makes it a very appealing option for anyone looking to get the most out of digital audio today. It allows access to all the key sources, both new and old, and its flexibility with regard to storage systems is almost unprecedented. That it doesn’t represent the last word in transparency is foiled by a relaxed and musical demeanour that means the vast majority of formats will sound appealing. Which is particularly useful if it’s used with streams from mobile devices. My final session with the DMS-500 involved the ground breaking Innuos Zenith SE network server, which gave it a boost that made things very enjoyable indeed. And that after all is the point of the exercise, is it not?”

Bowers & Wilkins PX Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones Review

May 18, 2018 § Leave a comment

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“Compared with my reference P7, the new Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are a major improvement. They sound better. They have better ergonomics. They have killer battery life. They are easier to travel with. There’s just a lot to like here. In the ultra-competitive world of $400 high-performance wireless headphones, the PX headphones should absolutely be on your short list of products to consider. They deliver a more audiophile sound, great comfort, and sexy looks–that ain’t half bad.”

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